Nervous About Endoscopy On My Daughter...looking For Support
Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:00 AM
It was a thousand times harder on me and my husband than it was on her.
My DD however was 6, and we did not tell her about it until we were driving to it. We had just said it was a hospital check up with a camera they were going to look down her throat with. We did not mention anything else till we got there. It worked out beautifully for us.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:33 AM
Hugs. I have said it before that THESE moments are the ones you aren't prepared for as a parent. We all hear about sleepless nights and colds but this is the tough stuff. I try and remind myself that while we have several specialist, we DON'T have an oncologist or neurologist and for that I am grateful!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:55 AM
Older son (9) finally got his chance a few months later and he too LOVED the experience. He recovered very quickly also.
I had one as well and do not remember it at all. Zero. I was kind of groggy for the remainder of the day, don't remember leaving hospital with my husband, don't really recall eating lunch, etc. etc. I wasn't sore or anything, just really out of it for several hours.
I made my husband take him because I was so nervous and didn't want to see him unconscious in a hospital bed. He had stitches when he was a baby and I just about passed out when I saw him in the hospital robe in a big hospital bed, so I knew it would be best if someone else went with him. It is much harder on the moms and dads.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:52 AM
The hardest part is waiting for them to finish the actual procedure. It's the longest 15 minutes, I swear. From beginning to end, I would say we were in the hospital for about an hour.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:11 AM
It was pretty easy on him, and he actually looked forward to it (mostly because he got to miss a day of school).
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:32 AM
We were warned by the nurse not to wake her up, let her sleep off the anesthesia. She said if you wake them up "early" they'll be grumpy and have a pretty bad headache. My daughter roused a little, did a whiney-grumble-cry, we told her she was done, we were there and she went back to sleep. She got her choice of a snack when she woke up. She was on her way after she got her bearings and showed the snack was going to stay down. We could hear the nurse give the exact same instructions to the people next to us but they were in a hurry to leave. About 5 minutes after the nurse left, they woke up their daughter and she cried until they left the building. Well, I assume she cried after she left the building, too.
They also gave my daughter a little stuffed animal prior to going in and made sure she had it when she was leaving. It was a nice touch. If your daughter has a favorite stuffed animal, you might want to bring it along.
The doc also gave her a copy of the pictures he took of her "guts" She loved taking it to school to "gross out" her class. (I thought the pics were pretty interesting and not gross looking at all but I wasn't 6 at the time )
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:01 PM
Pretty much the same as previous posters. Follow directions. No food after 12 midnite the night before. (I heard through the curtains a few times. The gum chewer had the procedure. The infant the mom fed a bottle to had to induce vommitting for the procedure.)
You can bring things from home that make your child happy. They do give a stuffed animal depending on the child's age. Popsicles, juice, and soda pop are offered in recovery. You can check the products for allergen concerns the day before. One time we weren't sure and brought our own. They do say there can be chance of some trapped gas in GI track.
They might eat light afterward, but my daughter wanted P.F. Chang's spicey chicken needless to say we made plans for a future PF Changs visit.
The procedures usually go youngest to oldest. See if you can take the rest of the day to rest up. Like you are going to sleep the night before?
It is like 15 to 20 minutes tops. You should get scope pictures on the spot and be told when the pathology report should be in.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:48 AM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:11 PM
Mommy to 2 Divas in Training
~6 yr old daughter positive Celiac blood test December 2010 (at age 4)~
~Positive Biopsy January 10, 2011~
~Gluten Free since January 11, 2011~
Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:11 PM
Faith For Life
Family History of terminal diabetes, acid reflux, etc.
2010-My 4 yr. old son- chronic diarrhea (3-5x a day since he was 12 months old)and chronic anemia,positive for 2 gluten sensitive antibodies, the genes, inflammation
(no villous atrophy found)
2011-entire family positive for genetics for celiac
2011-myself- positive gluten antibodies across the board
Family is successfully gluten free and some lactose free, studying Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Paleo Diet
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:24 PM
The unknown is so scary! Thanks to everyone for your supportive words.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:29 PM
Praying for some answers for you and your DD.
Gluten Free 2/12
Oat Sensitive 9/12
Let the soul speak with the silent articulation of a face
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:14 PM
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